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Subject: The Jones Band
I've only listened to this show once but I can already tell I'll be back for more soon. This is some amazing fall '77, both in song selection and execution.
It's hard to beat a lead-off Bertha>Good Lovin' that's played with this much energy. The middle second set is some solid 77 staples with a beautiful Roses and graceful Sunrise. As a lot of reviews have mentioned below, we get a "Yes It Does" Bertha. (I would be interested in the prevalence of that if anyone has any information on it) I'm a big fan of Dupree's so I really enjoy hearing it pop back up in the shows from this fall run, as hit or miss as this one is. The closing Let It Grow is phenomenal, the band weaving intricate musical textures at a roaring pace that leaves everyone satisfied and ready for a rest at the setbreak.
As usual, it's the second set that defines this show in terms of greatness. A technical anomaly yields a playful band introduction from Phil until they get everything "just exactly perfect" and move into a rocking Samson>Cold Rain (the latter of which hadn't been played since 9/76) Then comes the big jam, a meaty Playin' sandwich that launches us into a dark psychedelic landscape that slowly brightens and arrives us at Eyes of the World, never losing pace. This Eyes doesn't disappoint, a glistening road to travel along between Playin' and the Estimated that comes next. Estimated segues into a truncated-sounding, one-verse Other One (I would imagine they intended to come back to it but wound up heading in another direction). Drums trickles in and builds up to a beat that at winks toward another Good Lovin' but soon is revealed to be Iko Iko. It's clear that this song is young and while it has it's moments we more or less sit through it to get to Stella Blue, although Iko provides quite a smooth transition into Stella. This is one of the most beautiful Stella's I think I have heard. It floats in and captivates us until we are again entranced by the playin reprise, the band jamming down into quiet and then exploding again. The show is topped off with a smokin' Johnny B Goode encore, not uncommon for 77.
This is a great matrix (Thanks Chris Chappel) that pairs the AUD and SBD sounds quite well.
For a much better review of this show than mine check out:
This one is focused on the audience recording but I plan to listen to that one next.
Crank this one up and enjoy!
Burnt Rich -
Subject: EPIC, EPIC, EPIC Evening.
This is the cream on top of an already outrageous year in the Dead's history. Loose and exploratory all the way through. 2nd set is a magic carpet ride. Period. Climb aboard......
I love your work, Chris Chappell. Your matrix mixes make my life a better one. 5 stars squared. PS: Those Brown Eyed Women versions that end with Garcia re-affirming the last chorus with a "Yes, it does", just melt my goddam heart like I cannot believe each and every time I hear one......
Pretty famous for the clarity of the aud recordings; I like this matrix for the same reasons stated below - you get the best of both...
Set 1 isn't *terribly* exciting, save the bookends: Bertha & Let It Grow - both played absolutely at the edge - everything else will do just fine however, except Jer does blow a key line in Dupree's that you'll need to shrug off...
Set 2 is the goods - they charge out with Samson and never look back - they play everything in the suite as well as you can imagine for '77 - Stella I think is my personal fave of this set. They push this show over the top into the best of '77 with this second set. Dig that "Jones Gang" intro!
Subject: Fantastic moments make this rough show a keeper,
especially the totally sick Let It Grow!
Subject: energy captured....
great job on the mix. solid '77.
Subject: Playing -> Eyes
Totally amazing the way this transitions.
Good sounding matrix, impeccable setlist.
Subject: Matrix is a good combination
Neither Jerry Moore's AUD nor the SBD truly satisfies, but the Matrix is SICK! The board is too dry and Moore's FOB lacks punch. Put the two together, and we have some magic. This is an excellent performance from a year of truly great playing from this band. IMHO, this is one of the top five or ten shows of 1977. Thanks to the matrix master!
Subject: What a Delight To Stumble Upon
This show is def. a hidden gem in a sea of amazing 1977 shows. The opening set kicks off with pure adrenalin. Jerry treats us to a fiery Brown Eyed Women that got the crowd roaring after the 2nd solo. Cassidy is played with much passion and Minglewood was straight up dirty. You should check out the SBD / AUD matric by Chris Chappell. I am currently recording it with Soundtap so I cant write on that blog. Soundtap allows you, legally, to record streaming audio. Then you can play it anywhere!!
Subject: great show.... mp3
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Subject: Excellent mix of an excellent show
Great job on the source mixing, man! I personally always love a little b it of echo and a little bit of crowd in my Dead recordings, and this fits the bill just fine.
As for the show...well, the Dupree's and the Iko Iko are a little sloppy...but as Chris Chappel writes below, that's because this is an extremely creative, wild-and-wooly show.
Everything else shines. The Bertha and Cassidy are just beautiful, the Cassidy has some really rare, creative riffs by Jerry. And as you can already tell the LIG is on fire and the huge Playin' sandwich is an awesome experience, beginning to end. ESPECIALLY the end.
This is the greatest Playin' Reprise ever. First, a wonderfully weird transition from Stella Blue. Then a little jam. Then, just listen to the band tease you, almost Phish-like, as it seems like they'll never get back to the main Playin' theme...they are barely audible...and then they do, they DO, THEY DO!! Huge triumphant chords come crashing back, and you shout for joy along with the crowd. It's followed by a flawless Johnny B. Goode.
Download this now. You'll treasure it for years.
P.S. Although close, this is not quite the best Eyes ever--for me 9-02-78 takes that cake--but it is surely a top 5 or top 10 eyes.
Subject: Gremlin on Stella Blue
There seems to be a little Audio Gremlin at 3:23 in Stella Blue. Is this on the original SBD and AUD?
Otherwise the 2nd set (all of listened to) is delightful for its energy and freshness. I love the intro that Jerry gives to Stella Blue - quite lyrical and haunting.
This sounds pretty good! I don't like Keith's organ setting (whatever that is...it sounds like a play organ) but that certainly isn't your fault. thanks for the effort.